We did not stay here as we live locally but did venture in for a meal, having booked in advance..... The barman (who I believe to be the landlord/owner) seemed uninterested in our arrival and having asked "what do you want" to which I replied that we had booked a table but would like a drink first, then turned without response and wandered off to serve someone else....A few moments later he returned to tell me "I will be with you in a minute". Having finally secured our drinks we were ushered into the hotels' dining room as there was a large gathering of noisy and rowdy folks in the main bar. The waitress was very sweet but sadly had no idea what the specials were or indeed what the soup was and had to go and find out (should they not commit such things to memory?)
We decided to have some bread with our meals. We were dutifully asked if we would like white or brown and selected white. The idea of some nice fresh (even warm) crusty bread or rolls was just the thing to accompany our menu choices. What we actually got however did stop the wife and I in our tracks. French bread? No...Crusty rolls? No.....Warm fresh baguette? No......wait for it.....one slice of bread cut diagonally and buttered! And when I say sliced I mean from an ordinary sliced loaf! The fact that it was sliced bread is one thing but ONE slice between the two of us??? And if that wasn't bad enough....the price for this exquisite culinary delight....£1.50!!!!!!!
If this seems to be a little surreal then please take a look at the photo.......
The actual meals were of average quality and quantity. The salad was, in our opinion, bagged from the supermarket (probably the same place the bread came from).
Could not recommend this hotel for an evening meal but it is ok for a quick pint on the way home.
- Also Known As:
- The Lion Hotel Dulverton, Somerset